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Title: Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy)
Author: Laini Taylor
Kindle Price: Book 1: £4.99
About This Book:
“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love.
It did not end well.”
Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.
When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
I can’t even begin on how much I loved the Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy. It’s been slightly over a year I’ve finished the trilogy, but it still has a place in my heart, still tugging at my heart strings. I still remember how it has me captivated right from the start, with Karou’s mysterious encounters with her chimaera family, her lagoon blue hair (or this is how I imagined her hair colour to be like), and her bizarre hunts for teeth, Laini Taylor has my mind spinning and whirring just to grasp an idea of what the hell is happening?!
Things began to unravel halfway through the first book, but when you start thinking that you’re beginning to understand the storyline and you think you know what’s coming next, you’ll be surprised! The first book simply sets the background and the tone for the second and third book. I still reminisce the chills and goosebumps I got while reading the trilogy, I actually finished all three books in two days – that’s how good it was! Karou’s struggles were so real and tangible, and Laini Taylor’s writing has a poetic and alluring flow to it, I have to say that she is one of my favourite authors these few years. I’ve never really loved a romance novel, but I would highly recommend this book to those who loves a fantastical twist to the modern Romeo and Juliet.
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